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Added by Dierdre on 7 May 2011 02:55
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Movies I Watched in School (And What I Learned)

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Senior year, French 4

From what I watched of it, the movie was the Mr. and Mrs. Smith of the 18th century with pompous British accents and Gandalf.

What I learned: How to talk like a British William Shatner.

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People who added this item 695 Average listal rating (458 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Senior year, Psychology AP

A fun comedy, one of my teacher's favorite movies, and a way to relax right after our AP.

What I learned: Freudian slips--when you say one thing but mean your mother.


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People who added this item 286 Average listal rating (205 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Senior year, French 4

Hilarious comedy about a post office manager who is transferred to THE NORTH--a place of isolation, vulgarity, drinking, and weird accents. A great way to learn about places in France other than Paris.

What I learned: Stereotypes are a-okay as long as it pleases your boss.



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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Senior year, 12 English Literature AP

Dustin Hoffman in this classic play by Arthur Miller. It was a wonderful movie, and definitely worth watching.

What I learned: Salesmen lead tragic, dramatic lives which can entertain an entire 12 AP class.

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People who added this item 181 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Othello (1996)
Senior year, 12 AP

We only saw a few clips of the ending in class, but it's worth mentioning. I watched the entire movie afterwards. Morpheus does a damn good job playing Othello.

Best. Tragedy. Ever.

What I learned: Monologuing makes you look badass.

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Junior year, French 3

A musical about a romance in Cherbourg. It's hard to describe unless you've seen it, but I loved this movie. There's a magical appeal to the setting, and the colors are absolutely breathtaking.

What I learned: Marry the rich guy who's in love with you, even though you're pregnant with someone else's kid.



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People who added this item 6093 Average listal rating (4145 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Junior year, European History AP

What I learned: Guilt is a great motivator to live your life to the fullest.


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Junior year, European History AP

What I learned: Artists are really creepy.

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People who added this item 928 Average listal rating (558 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Sophomore year, American History AP

What I learned: A 2-hour movie about an interview between two middle-aged men will put 75% of the class to sleep.

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People who added this item 264 Average listal rating (161 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
Sophomore year, American History AP

What I learned: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."

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People who added this item 125 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
Sophomore year, French 3

What I learned: No matter how you portray it, middle-aged men hanging around a 5 year old is creepy.

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People who added this item 1689 Average listal rating (1165 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Sophomore year, Honors English

What I learned: Even ugly monsters need love.

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People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
Julius Caesar (1970)
What I learned: "ET TU BRUTE?"

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People who added this item 5550 Average listal rating (3657 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Big Fish (2003)
Junior year, English AP

What I learned: Lying is fine, as long as you make them interesting.

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Junior year, English AP

What I learned: Dressing in drag is a solution to all of life's problems--especially if they involve gangs.

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People who added this item 1684 Average listal rating (1067 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.7
Junior year, English AP

What I learned: Life sucks for Indians if they don't want to be a doctor, lawyer, or engineer.

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People who added this item 139 Average listal rating (95 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Sophomore year, Algebra II

What I learned: Through hard work and perseverance, people will accuse you of cheating if you do too well.

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People who added this item 891 Average listal rating (563 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Sophomore year, Honors English

What I learned: Old white guys in seclusion are secretly famous writers.

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People who added this item 1437 Average listal rating (827 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Junior year, European History AP

What I learned: Don't piss off Catholics, they will cut you.

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People who added this item 619 Average listal rating (365 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Freshman year, Honors English

What I learned: Teenagers are too stupid to make their own decisions.

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Junior year, European History AP

What I learned: No matter what you do, there's always more people you could have saved.

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People who added this item 2526 Average listal rating (1677 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9
12 Angry Men (1957)
Junior year, English AP

What I learned: How NOT to be a jury member.

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People who added this item 1203 Average listal rating (765 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
Summer Economics

What I learned: Nicolas Cage is capable of more than one expression on his face and doesn't have to completely lose his shit in movies--something I wasn't aware of through most of his career.



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People who added this item 1910 Average listal rating (1138 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Freshman year, Honors English

What I learned: The creepy recluse from across the street is actually a nice guy, so you should totally hang out with him all the time.

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People who added this item 1337 Average listal rating (817 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8
Sophomore year, American History AP

What I learned: The Depression sucked.

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People who added this item 347 Average listal rating (217 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
Junior year, English AP

What I learned: Rich people are morally bankrupt, but who cares? They're fabulous everywhere else.

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People who added this item 133 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
La Boum (1980)
Freshman year, French 1

What I learned: The quality of the rest of your life is based on whether or not you go to a party in high school. If you don't, you'll be labeled a loser forever. For-ever.

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Sophomore year, French 2

What I learned: Kids in France are way too exposed to sex.

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People who added this item 2726 Average listal rating (1808 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Senior year, Psychology AP

What I learned: Jack Nicholson plays crazy assholes a little too well.



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People who added this item 280 Average listal rating (192 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Senior year, French 4

What I learned: Don't let an idiot use your phone.

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People who added this item 1053 Average listal rating (596 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Senior year, French 4

What I learned: A tortured life makes for a tortured movie in a room full of tortured kids.

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